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Creating Default Settings for Poll Everywhere Polls

Filed in How-to, Interesting Technologies by on August 21, 2019 0 Comments
Creating Default Settings for Poll Everywhere Polls

If you use the Poll Everywhere integration with Canvas to send participation points and grades back and forth with the system, you have experienced the pain of needing to set “Restrict to registered participants only” on each and every poll.   Now you can create a template poll that will carry forward your setting on all […]

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Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on May 8, 2019 0 Comments
Update: Create a Canvas custom home page with buttons

This is an update to a previous post from 2016. Are you looking to add some aesthetics and usability to your Canvas course? Consider building a custom home page for your course. Your students will see this home page right away and each button will link them to modules or other areas in the course that […]

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Arc Video: Recording and Sharing

Interested in recording instructional video for your students? Canvas has a built in tool for doing just that. It’s called Arc. Read Sophie’s blog post for more.

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OneDrive is your cloud storage solution for Canvas!

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on September 10, 2018 0 Comments
OneDrive is your cloud storage solution for Canvas!

                You can now log in to your Office 365 account and share your OneDrive files in Canvas. This fall, WPI IT launched Microsoft’s Office 365.  The cloud storage component of Office 365 is called OneDrive, which allows you to store and access documents from anywhere, just by logging into https://portal.wpi.edu with […]

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myWPI Accessibility Series: Color and Contrast

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on February 18, 2016 0 Comments
myWPI Accessibility Series: Color and Contrast

How often do you think about the use of color in your myWPI course site content? Selecting colors with accessibility in mind will not only improve the experience for users with vision deficiencies like color blindness, but for all students using your course site. In today’s post, we’ll discuss a few ways you can modify […]

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myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents

Filed in How-to, LMS, Tools for Teaching by on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents

The myWPI platform is accessible to all users by default; however, the individual content items uploaded by faculty and students may not be.  How can the common documents we use day to day be made accessible for users with visual impairments or learning and cognitive disabilities? You’ll be happy to hear that there are just a few […]

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Create Competition with Clickers

Filed in How-to by on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Create Competition with Clickers

Did you know that you can divide your class and form teams with clickers during your PowerPoint lecture? You can! Adding in teams, who will be competing through out the lecture, will add a heightened focus as our inner need to compete is strong. If you are already familiar with creating PowerPoint clicker questions – […]

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Check out these 3 great features of PDF Annotator!

Check out these 3 great features of PDF Annotator!

On the classroom podiums you will find 2 programs that will allow you to mark up PDFs as well as Powerpoint presentations and other files – Smart Notebook and PDF Annotator. Alright! So lets start with why I’m focusing on PDF Annotator and not Smart Notebook. At some point in the near future WPI will […]

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Compatibility Mode and myWPI

Compatibility Mode and myWPI

If you’re an Internet Explorer 11 user, you may have noticed that myWPI has the occasional tendency to look, well, odd. If you’re seeing errors like these scrollbars, or perhaps encountering other errors in Internet Explorer where things aren’t displaying or working correctly, you may need to turn off Compatibility Mode! Compatibility mode is a […]

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Conducting an Online Survey? Qualtrics is the tool for you.

Filed in How-to, In the Classroom, Tools for Teaching, Useful Tools by on October 3, 2013 1 Comment

What is it?  Qualtrics’ Research Suite is an online survey software solution for WPI Students, Faculty, and Staff that allows users to collect, analyze and act on relevant data. Who is eligible to create surveys?  All WPI Community Members with an @wpi.edu email address! How do I get there? https://wpi.qualtrics.com Where can I learn more? […]

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